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Ronald W. Kenyon

Ronald W. Kenyon was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky. He was admitted to the Honors Program and received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan, where he was awarded two Avery Hopwood Awards awards in creative writing.

The recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, he attended graduate school at Stanford University. He also studied at St. Lawrence University under a National Defense Education Act scholarship.

In 1967, Ronald W. Kenyon relocated to France and was an eyewitness to the Events of May 1968, the May-June student-led uprising.

At the time he discovered the Désert de Retz in the mid 1970's, he was living in Fontenay-le-Fleury, near Paris, and working in the training department of Total, the world's fourth largest integrated, international energy company.

Ronald W. Kenyon is the author of Monville: Forgotten Luminary of the French Enlightenment and its French translation, Monville, l'inconnu des Lumières, A Winter in the Middle of Two Seas: Real Stories from Bahrain, Divagations: Collected Poetry 1959-1996, Statues of Liberty: Real Stories from Paris, Le Petit Kenyon: Dining in the Environs of Paris for Walkers, On the Trail in France and Floridians: Real Stories from the Sunshine State.

He has also published five books of photography: My Beautiful France: Landscapes, Metro Portraits and its companion volume Metro Messages, Île-de-France - terres d'inspiration (Textes en français) and France Images & Messages (Texts in English and French).

All his books are published by CreateSpace and for sale at and the Amazon platforms worldwide.

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A lover of jazz for many years, Ronald W. Kenyon is a contributor to the All About Jazz forums .

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This page revised November 4, 2016.

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